Sling cart, a kind of cart used to transport cannon and their carriages, large stones, machines, etc., the objects transported being slung, or suspended by a chain attached to the axletree.Sling dog, one of a pair of iron hooks used as part of a sling. See def. 3 (b) above.

(Sling), v. t. [imp. Slung Archaic Slang ; p. p. Slung; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinging.] [AS. slingan; akin to D. slingeren, G. schlingen, to wind, to twist, to creep, OHG. slingan to wind, to twist, to move to and fro, Icel. slyngva, slöngva, to sling, Sw. slunga, Dan. slynge, Lith. slinkti to creep.]

1. To throw with a sling. "Every one could sling stones at an hairbreadth, and not miss." Judg. xx. 16.

2. To throw; to hurl; to cast. Addison.

3. To hang so as to swing; as, to sling a pack.

4. (Naut) To pass a rope round, as a cask, gun, etc., preparatory to attaching a hoisting or lowering tackle.

(Sling), n. [Cf. G. schlingen to swallow.] A drink composed of spirit (usually gin) and water sweetened.

(Sling"er) n. One who slings, or uses a sling.

(Slink) v. t. [imp. Slunk Archaic Slank ; p. p. Slunk; p. pr. & vb. n. Slinking.] [AS. slincan; probably akin to G. schleichen, E. sleek. See Sleek, a.]

1. To creep away meanly; to steal away; to sneak. "To slink away and hide." Tale of Beryn.

Back to the thicket slunk
The guilty serpent.

There were some few who slank obliquely from them as they passed.

2. To miscarry; — said of female beasts.

(Slink), v. t. To cast prematurely; - - said of female beasts; as, a cow that slinks her calf.

(Slink), a.

1. Produced prematurely; as, a slink calf.

2. Thin; lean. [Scot.]

(Slink), n.

1. The young of a beast brought forth prematurely, esp. a calf brought forth before its time.

2. A thievish fellow; a sneak. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Slink"y) a. Thin; lank. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.]

(Slip) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Slipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slipping.] [OE. slippen; akin to LG. & D. slippen, MHG. slipfen (cf. Dan. slippe, Sw. slippa, Icel. sleppa), and fr. OE. slipen, AS. slipan akin to G. schleifen to slide, glide, drag, whet, OHG. slifan to slide, glide, make smooth, Icel. slipa to whet; cf. also AS. slpan, Goth. sliupan, OS. slopian, OHG. sliofan, G. schliefen, schlpfen, which seem to come from a somewhat different root form. Cf. Slope, n.]

hooks, for suspending a barrel, bale, or other heavy object, in hoisting or lowering. (c) A strap attached to a firearm, for suspending it from the shoulder. (d) (Naut.) A band of rope or iron for securing a yard to a mast; — chiefly in the plural.

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